11.6

Chapter: The Nine Situations 11.6
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Translation:

Ground which forms the key to three contiguous states, so that he who occupies it first has most of the Empire at his command, is a ground of intersecting highways.

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Commentary

One form of contentious ground is at the confluence of routes, where a resident force may prevent enemies traveling between many places.

It is also a good place from which to launch campaigns in a variety of directions.